I first heard the tearm on the radio as an announcer spoke of the fans. I'm pretty sure that it has been around for longer than the BC era, so I think we can keep it. A lot of schools use the ... Nation in their broadcasts.
I truly believe that the term "Husker Nation" has been around since the late devaney or early osbourne era.....Someone correct me if im wrong, but i believe around that time, Nebraska fans were well established in the Big 6 then 8 as one of the best traveling group of fans. In recent years Husker Nation has been popularized through different national media sources. I think its reached its height in popularity becuase during the decline of husker dominance the past couple years the media noticed that through the thick and the thin "Husker Nation" still follows their team throughout the country religiously
The first time I heard it was during the Solich era from a friend of mine who is a Washington State University alum when he introduced me to his derelict Wazzu pals. BC had nothing to do with it. Hey, at last BC got rid of that stupid uniform change Pederson introduced. In fact I think I am ready to simplify the jerseys even more by getting rid of the stripes on the sleaves. A little more retro look with no names. No names until they start playing like a team again.
The stupid uniform change occurred in 2002. In 2003, the uniforms went back to what we see today. We cannot allow wearing of the all-white road uniforms. Not only does it look silly, we usually lose those games while playing in all whites.
It was pretty cool to see the all red uniforms in the 1986 Oklahoma game. Unfortunately, we lost that game.